Attending the Welcome Week is compulsory. Therefore, please make sure to arrive in Aachen in time for the Welcome Week.
Please note: The Welcome Week, which will be held in English, is not open to external visitors.
Welcome Week for International Students
For whom? All new international students at RWTH Aachen – full-degree and exchange students
When? From Friday, September 20, to Saturday, September 28, 2019Copyright: Claudia Pankanin
The orientation week was something new for me. The international office helped me a lot to feel Aachen like a home. I didn't feel homesickness due to the splendid events of the international office.
Student from Pakistan
In the welcome week, we got full insight of everything related to studies, living and other aspects concerning the stay in Aachen.
Student from India
The idea of 2 orientation weeks: international welcome week and Einführungswoche was a great idea!
Student from Cameroun
We are looking forward to welcoming you as new international students to RWTH Aachen in the next Welcome Week!
Since attending the Welcome Week is compulsory, please make sure to arrive in Aachen in time for this event. Participating in the information sessions and meeting with many advisors from the University and related institutions will guide you through your first steps in Aachen and help you manage your academic, personal and social transition to the University. Quick integration is the key to both your well-being and the future success in your studies. For this reason, we specifically offer a program adapted to your needs.
We wish you an unforgettable Welcome Week!
Your Welcome Week Checklist
Your Welcome Week Checklist for winter term 2019/20 will be available soon.
Highlights of the Welcome Week
- Official Welcome to RWTH Aachen University hosted by the International Office
- Presentations and advice sessions offered by the Admissions Office, the Immigrations Office, the IT Center and many more!
- Meet the Career Services, University Sports Center, RWTH Language Center, Student Advice Center, Faculty Advisors and many more at the Freshers’ Fair.
- Meet many international student associations at the Global Village
- Take part in a Campus or Library Tour.
- Challenge yourself and your new friends during the Welcome Games!
- Make friends during our social events such as: Movie Night, German Country Evening, Karaoke Party or Humboldt-Haus Night.
Welcome Week for PhD students
The Welcome Center for international researchers offers a Welcome Week program tailored to PhD students. If you are a PhD student, please check out the Welcome Center’s program.
Get impressions of the past Welcome Weeks and do not forget to check out the detailed program of the upcoming Welcome Week.
Stay tuned during the week by liking our Facebook Page and following us on Instagram and get the chance to win surprise gift bags and RWTH Merchandise. Do not forget to share your Welcome Week experience using #RWTHWelcomeWeek!
If you are not able to attend the Welcome Week, have a look at our Welcome offer for latecomers. All Welcome Week presentations will be posted on this website.
You would like to support the Welcome Week? Become a Welcome Week volunteer or a Welcome Week sponsor!
- Welcome to RWTH Aachen University (pdf: 16918 kb)
- AStA and AV Your Student Representitives (pdf: 1568 kb)
- INCAS – INtercultural Center of Aachen Students (pdf: 1912 kb)
- Important advice for Incoming Exchange students – Incoming Student Services (pdf: 1877 kb)
- How to set up your online services – IT Center (pdf: 1885 kb)
- How to apply and extend your residence permit – Immigration Office (pdf: 738 kb)
- How to enroll with RWTHonline – Admissions Department (pdf: 1254 kb)
- German Country Evening – INCAS (pdf: 4523 kb)